• Activism,  Events,  News

    Rep. Ed Gainey discussing marijuana decriminalization bill this Sunday in Erie.

    Rep. Ed Gainey will be addressing the Northwest PA Chapter ACLU in Erie regarding his bill, H.B.195, which would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Northwest PA Chapter ACLU’s Spring Lecture 2- 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23 Raymond M. Blasco Memorial Library Admiralty Room 160 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507 The event is free and open to the public. The bill would change a conviction of the possession of small amounts of marijuana (30 grams or less) or hashish (8 grams or less) to a summary offense, reduced from a misdemeanor. Reducing the criminal charge to a summary offense would alleviate the stigma that can follow a…

  • Current Pending Legislation,  Events,  News

    REP. ED GAINEY & PITTSBURGH NORML TO HOST MEDICINAL MARIJUANA TOWN HALL APRIL 27.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: REP. ED GAINEY & PITTSBURGH NORML TO HOST MEDICINAL MARIJUANA TOWN HALL APRIL 27. Pittsburgh NORML is honored to join Rep. Ed Gainey on Monday April 27, 2015, 6:00 pm at Union Project in the East Liberty/Highland Park section of the City of Pittsburgh. Rep. Gainey will be hosting a panel discussion about medical marijuana and the pending legislation in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. Panelists will include physicians, patients, scientists and legal experts. Rep. Gainey added his voice saying “We have an obligation as state legislators to ensure that our sick friends, family members and neighbors have access to the best medicine available that can help…